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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...

Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.

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So much history!!

I took a group of 31 students from Louisiana to Memphis for a three-night field trip. Our very first stop was the Slave Haven Museum and we absolutely loved it. Just to walk on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a group of 31 students from Louisiana to Memphis for a three-night field trip. Our very first stop was the Slave Haven Museum and we absolutely loved it. Just to walk on the same floors of those people who fought against the oppressive culture of the time is heart wrenching. Then to listen to the very knowledgeable Ms.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Didn't know what to expect by selecting the Slave Haven but would highly recommend this small museum to anyone interested in history! But to be able to walk into the actual house that was a part of the Underground Railroad was fantastic. Very low key tour guide who sang a couple of spirituals with an amazing voice. Highly recommend this... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned our day to start at this site only to find it was unmanned in spite of the advertised opening times. The sign provided gave an incomplete contact number so we had no success. We wondered if it was in use at all, it looked completely unloved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my honor along with my husband and long time friends to visit The Slave Haven. This is a place everyone should visit, young, old and everyone in between . The knowledge alone is priceless. We will definitely come back. Being in the the same "cellar " that slaves used to escape slavery while traveling the Underground Railroad, I... More 

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1 Thank Machicia T
Broome, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't look much when you first arrive, but it is amazing inside. The tour is fully guided and our guide was very knowledgable. A very interesting and informative place, it's worth a visit.

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Caney, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had a short time to see this because we were going to the Liberty Bowl game. This was the only time it was open when we were in town. The lady was 45 minutes late and there were 20 people waiting to get in so this was not good, but once she got there she was very good... More 

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Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My husband and I toured Slave Haven this past weekend. It was a wonderful museum. Our guide was incredibly informed and provided a great experience. The house was used as part of the underground railroad and you can actually walk into the cellar where runaway slaves found safety. Very moving.

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Thank Rebecca F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

What an incredible house. The tour was fascinating and I learned so much about the Underground Railroad. A must for anyone visiting Memphis!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Take the Main Street Trolley to the end (North) and walk a few blocks. The trolley driver will point it out. Worth the walk. The guide was great in telling the story of the slave trade and how the underground railroad worked. The walked around a period home to show the hiding places for the runaway slaves. Graphic story of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide, she clearly had many years of experience, was wonderful! She knew so much, was very informative and even sang for us. This tour will move you, and brings you back to the 1850-1880's. We came from Holland and didn't know many things about parts of our own history and we thought to be well educated. A true... More 

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